The show is the very epitome of a fan-favorite, as it was reported last year that the season 2 premiere had attracted double the viewers that season one had. So it hardly came as a surprise that the show had been renewed for a fourth season.
Initially, considering the pattern of the release of previous seasons, it was thought by viewers that the show would return at some point in the summer of 2020. Still, then an editor of the show, Wendy Hallam-Martin, said: “They’re already writing so it’s gonna take a while to act out the next season, and then we have Margaret Atwood’s new book coming along – The Testaments.” The makers of the show seem to make this season bigger than the previous seasons, and hence there’s an extended period going into its making. But with the ongoing pandemic, this delay has nothing but extended, and so production will resume its work only once going about one’s business in the world becomes a safe deed again.
Since the show is mostly from June’s point of view, Elisabeth Moss, who plays her character, will be returning to the show. Yvonne Strahovski plays the role of Serena Joy, and Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia will be returning to the screen. But Amanda Brugel, who played the role of Rita, would not be returning to the new season.
What’s the plot for season 4?
The new season would probably pick up from the ending of the last season, wherein viewers saw June being swept away by her fellow handmaids. Viewers would probably get to see more of how the children made their way to Canada. Since Serena was arrested in the final episode of season 3, we’d probably see more of that in the new season.